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ACROSS 1. Jeeves and Wooster cre­ator whose col­lec­tions of short sto­ries in­clude The Heart of a Goof, Eggs, Beans and Crum­pets and A Few Quick Ones (9) 6. Mytho­log­i­cal Greek en­chantress on the is­land of Aeaea (5) 9. The roe of a scal­lop or lob­ster (5) 12. Mytho­log­i­cal Ro­man god­dess of wealth and per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of good luck, Greek equiv­a­lent Ty­che (7) 13. French celebrity chef whose cook­ery books in­clude Kitchen Se­crets and My Kitchen Ta­ble (5) 14. The _______ Job; 1969 Peter Collinson film star­ring Michael Caine and Noël Coward (7) 15. Also called flax, the food of choice of 11 Down (7) 16. 2001 film star­ring Emma Thomp­son based on a Pulitzer Prize-win­ning play of the same ti­tle by Mar­garet Ed­son (3) 17. This­tle-like plant with a flower head used as a top­ping on four sea­sons pizza and as part of an an­tipasti se­lec­tion (9) 18. Im­pres­sion­ist artist whose house and gar­den re­main as a tourist at­trac­tion in Giverny (5) 20. South _______; coastal town in Tyne and Wear, UK, birth­place of Cather­ine Cook­son, Frank Wil­liams and Ridley Scott (7) 22. English sci­en­tist who shared the 1915 No­bel Prize for Physics with his son for con­tri­bu­tions to­wards the anal­y­sis of the atomic struc­ture of crys­tals by means of X-rays (5) 28. Cartoon se­ries orig­i­nally nar­rated by Ken­neth Wil­liams with char­ac­ters in­clud­ing Evil Edna, Mavis Cruet, Twit and The Moog (5,3,4) 30. Scot­tish broad­caster who pre­sented GMTV’s En­ter­tain­ment To­day with Ben Shep­hard (8) 33. From the Ital­ian lit­er­ally mean­ing “hunter”, term for chicken or rab­bit pre­pared with toma­toes, onions, mush­rooms and herbs (10) 34. Ex­perts in the branch of knowl­edge con­cerned with the pro­duc­tion, con­sump­tion and trans­fer of wealth (10) 36. Cov­er­ing ap­prox­i­mately 20 per cent

of the Earth’s sur­face, the world’s sec­ond-largest ocean (8)

37. Arm of the 36 Across dis­cov­ered by Christopher Colum­bus in 1492 (9,3)

39. An _____ at My Ta­ble; 1990 Jane Cam­pion film based on the au­to­bi­ogra­phies of New Zealand author Janet Frame (5)

41. Good Will _______; 1997 Acad­emy Award-win­ning film star­ring Matt Da­mon, Robin Wil­liams, Ben Af­fleck and Min­nie Driver (7)

42. _____ or­ange; com­mon name for the small tree or shrub in the mul­berry and fig fam­ily, Ma­clura

pomifera (5)

48. Dutch por­trait painter whose works in­clude The Anatomy Les­son of Dr

Ni­co­laes Tulp and The Night Watch (9) 50. In snooker, colour of each of the 15 balls worth one point (3) 52. Heraldic charge in the form of a ring; also an ar­chi­tec­tural fil­let (7) 54. Ital­ian sauce for fet­tuc­cine based on but­ter, cream, gar­lic and Parmi­giano-Reg­giano cheese (7) 55. _____ Co­hen; char­ac­ter played by Gra­ham Chap­man in a 1979 com­edy made by the Monty Python group (5) 56. _______ sport; ac­tiv­ity based on speed, dan­ger, in­tense ex­er­tion or ex­hil­a­ra­tion, such as sky­div­ing or base jumping (7) 57. Coun­try with a red, white and black national flag in hor­i­zon­tal stripes (5)

58. How to Get _____ in Ad­ver­tis­ing; 1989 film by maker of With­nail and I Bruce Robin­son, star­ring Richard E Grant and Rachel Ward (5) 59. Genus name of the horse­tails (9)

DOWN 1. Lat­tice-shaped bat­ter cake served hot with but­ter, syrup, whipped cream, ba­nana or berries (6) 2. Mex­i­can state south of Chi­huahua (7) 3. The _____; in­for­mal name for the Lon­don Stock Ex­change (5) 4. Coun­try with cap­i­tal Kam­pala (6) 5. English al­ter­na­tive rock band whose al­bums in­clude The Sel­dom Seen Kid and Build a Rocket Boys! (5) 6. A green­ish-yel­low colour (10) 7. English flat racer who was cham­pion jockey 26 times be­tween 1925-53 (8) 8. The House of ______; cos­tume drama se­ries based in the 1920s star­ring Stella Gonet and Louise Lom­bard (6)

9. Author of The Can­ter­bury Tales and

Troilus and Criseyde (7) 10. In­for­mal name for one of Africa’s so-called “big five” an­i­mals, now crit­i­cally en­dan­gered (5) 11. Finch sim­i­lar to the red­poll (6) 19. Past or present mem­ber of a school in Eng­land founded by Henry VI in 1440 (7) 21. 1945 film Brief En­counter ac­tor (6) 23. Band with vo­cal­ist Phil Collins (7) 24. In­dus­trial and min­ing city in Sax­ony, birth­place of Robert Schu­mann (7) 25. Mrs _______; char­ac­ter in A Wrin­kle

in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (7) 26. Re­leased in 1996, the de­but sin­gle by the Spice Girls (7) 27. Knight of the Round Ta­ble who fell in love with his un­cle’s bride Iseult (7) 29. River in New South Wales ris­ing in the Great Di­vid­ing Range and flow­ing to the Mur­rumbidgee (7)

31. The Golden _______; 2007 fan­tasy film star­ring Ni­cole Kid­man, based on Philip Pull­man’s North­ern Lights (7) 32. ______ Man; toy launched in 1966 (6) 35. Quiz show with the catch­phrase “I’ve started so I’ll fin­ish” (10)

38. A ________ Boy; novel by Vikram

Seth (8)

40. The Im­por­tance of Be­ing _______; 1895 play by Os­car Wilde (7)

43. English physi­cian and physi­cist who was the first to dis­cover how to make mag­nets (7)

44. In cricket, a word that links bowl­ing, pop­ping and re­turn (6)

45. Yarn made from the hair of a species of rab­bit of the same name (6) 46. Type of cream-rich dessert cake (6) 47. In IT, a con­tin­u­ous flow of data (6) 49. Rab­bit char­ac­ter cre­ated by Dutch artist Dick Bruna (5)

51. Let’s _____; al­bum by David Bowie (5)

53. _____ from Un­der­ground; 1864 novella by Fy­o­dor Dos­toyevsky (5)


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